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Feb 28, 2011 3:00pm EST
. right now, president obama is meeting at the white house with the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon. secretary of state hillary clinton is in geneva where she's echoed the president's calls for colonel gadhafi to step down immediately. we've learned, a short time ago, the united states military is moving assets closer to that country. yet, gadhafi has just told a bbc reporter that the people of libya love me. nbc's stephanie gosk is inside libya, and, stephanie, u.s. military assets moving closer to the nation, is this a sign of escalation? >> well, martin, certainly a sign of escalating pressure on the government here. the moving of the ships doesn't necessarily mean there are troops on the ground or some kind of military involvement. but what we've been seeing over last several days is a series of sanctions, first unilateral sanctions placed on this country by the obama administration, freezing the assets of the libyan government in the u.s. then you saw the u.n. pass its own package of sanctions. and these moves, really, instead of having necessarily a concrete effect on gad
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